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Cary Closes Playgrounds, Keeps Parks and Greenways Open as COVID-19 Response Evolves to ‘Slow the Spread’

Post Date:03/22/2020 1:09 PM
  • Effective Monday at 8 a.m., March 23, the Town of Cary will close its playgrounds until further notice to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • This action follows Wake County’s announcement of a new State of Emergency declaration to add additional restrictions designed to promote social distancing.
  • Cary greenways, parks and bathrooms within parks remain open at this time.

Full Release

Cary, NC – In support of Wake County’s announcement of new restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Cary will close playgrounds effective Monday, March 23 at 8 a.m. until further notice. The closure will not restrict the public’s access to greenways, parks, and bathrooms within parks. The county’s move is designed to promote social distancing, a community-based intervention to increase the amount of physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Maintaining six feet of space between each other when in public is an example of social distancing.

As this situation continues to evolve, expect further announcements about town closures and service modifications. For more information, visit and follow the Town of Cary on Facebook and Twitter.



If you have specific questions about Town services or operations, dial 311 anywhere in Cary, (919) 469-4000 outside town limits, or email


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Wake County Division of Public Health
North Carolina Public Health
N.C. Department of Health and Human Services
Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

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